--Spoilers for the first book--
This one was even better than the first book!
I wasn't really expecting a lot from this before I read it. The reason is that the first book had a really good ending. The Lord Ruler died, so I thought, what more could happen? I didn't realize that the book would be talking about the aftermath of the death of the Lord Ruler, and the need to secure their place of royalty. This novel was also full of politics, and I really enjoyed that.
Can Elend and Vin save the city, or will their alliance prove to be a failure?
I'm not going to talk about the plot, or how superb the characters are, because those things are very eminent already.
All I can say is that from the beginning till the end, I really enjoyed this novel. A lot of betrayal, and a huge twist in the end. Honestly the last few chapters really made my heart beat faster, the novel was that good.
Another addition to my favorites list, I might even read this again one day, if I find the time. A huge recommendation, even bigger than my recommendation of the first one. This was a really good novel, and I can't wait to read the third one. Brandon Sanderson, you are an epic writer.